Job Opportunities

 

In addition to veterinarians, Rood & Riddle employs approximately 200 full or part-time employees. Seasonal positions are available during peak busy seasons, especially during the spring breeding and foaling season. 

Specific job openings will be posted below, when available.

Please submit your letter of intent, resume, or application to:

Address

Human Resources
P.O. Box 12070
Lexington, KY 40580

Email

You can also email your application information to hr@roodandriddle.com.

You may use the job form below to submit an application. Please complete the form and save it to your files. You may then print your application and sent it by regular mail or by e-mail attachment to the appropriate addresses above. No phone calls please.

Employment Application (.pdf)

Now accepting applications and interviewing

for the 2022 foaling season!

Please! Due to the large number of applications and high volume of calls, we cannot take job or application status inquiries by phone.

Available Positions

EQUINE SURGERY ASSISTANT
This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.  The hours are daytime, generally Monday through Friday with some overtime requirements.  The hours will have a set start time but require a flexible end time.  The position is physically taxing and requires candidates to have a minimum of two years of horse handling experience other than their own horses.  Previous experience with thoroughbreds or standardbreds preferred.  Ability to follow instructions and work in a fast paced environment are also required.  Job duties include but are not limited to: helping prepare surgical set ups, washing instruments, assisting with bringing patients up for surgery,  package, and sterilize instruments, clean OR suites between cases, stock fluids, refill scrub tins, clean table parts, empty garbage, and general OR housekeeping duties.   To apply please email a resume to hr@roodandriddle.com.  
  No phone calls please.
 
PART-TIME SEASONAL HELP
 Part-time seasonal help position to assist with handling patients and general equine duties in a fast paced environment.  The hours vary from day to day and will typically start late morning to early afternoon are generally Monday through Friday.  Immediate opening.
To apply, please submit resume to hr@roodandriddle.com.   Previous horse handling experience is required. 
No phone calls please.
 
BARN CREW WITH ADMISSIONS DUTY
Full-time position with competitive benefits to include health insurance and overtime pay. The hours for this position are 7 – 3:30 pm and consists of 4 full days and 2 half days.
Ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, team player. Applicant must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a solution-oriented mentality. Horse farm experience preferred but also accepting eager applicants with a desire to gain horsemanship knowledge and experience.
The Barn Crew team is primarily responsible for cleaning stalls while abiding by strict biosecurity protocols, feeding and watering horses, holding for farriers and veterinarians as needed, assisting with loading difficult patients and other job duties as assigned. Applicant must be willing to provide patients of all breeds and sizes with the best patient care possible. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
To be considered for this position, please submit resume with previous detailed horse handling experience to Emathes@roodandriddle.com.
This position starts immediately.
No phone calls please.
 
1ST SHIFT ADMISSIONS/ PATIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Looking for advanced and enthusiastic horse handlers to provide excellent patient and client care!
Full-time position with great benefits to include health insurance, overtime pay, retirement benefits
Hours: 7:30 – 4 pm; 4 weekdays and 1 weekend shift
The ideal candidate must be a highly motivated, detail oriented and outgoing individual. Applicant must thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to multi-task x 10! This position carries a huge amount of responsibility and must be able to work effectively within a close-knit team. This is a physical job and demands safely restraining difficult patients and handling emergency situations with expertise.
This position deals with customer service
The Admissions team is primarily responsible for:
• Organizing patient flow from start to finish
• Communicating with clients, veterinarians, technicians and office staff
• Aiding veterinarians with procedures as needed
• Willingness to learn about medications and bandaging to adequately instruct clients about aftercare instructions
• Responsible for filling pharmacy orders
• Providing all patients with exceptional care throughout their stay
• Responsible for cleaning all outpatient stalls and assist Barn Crew with mucking and other cleaning duties so must be adept with a pitchfork
• Safely loading and unloading all patients
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume with previous detailed horse handling experience to Lodonnell@roodandriddle.com
No phone calls please.

 
RECIPIENT FARM POSITION
There are currently no job opportunities in this category on file at this time. Please check back later!

EQUINE RECOVERY ASSISTANT

This is a full-time position with competitive benefits.  This position requires candidates to have a minimum of two years of horse handling experience other than their own horses.  Previous experience with thoroughbreds is required.  The hours are daytime, generally Monday through Friday with seasonal overtime requirements.  The hours will have a set start time but require a flexible end time. This position is physically taxing, and candidates must be able to consistently lift 75-125 lbs.  Knowledge of English and Spanish is required.  No phone calls please.  To apply and be considered, please submit resume with previous detailed horse handling experience to hr@roodandriddle.com

This position starts near the end January. 

           No phone calls please.

EQUINE AMBULATORY ASSISTANT

These are daytime, mostly full-time seasonal positions with competitive benefits, but a few part-time, weekend only positions are also available. Ambulatory assistants will be given a daily start time but must have a flexible end time depending on the veterinarian’s schedule. Days of the week vary according to each veterinarian’s need, but all will consist of Monday through Friday (full-time) or Saturday and Sunday (part-time). Assistants will primarily be assigned to one veterinarian and will travel to farms throughout central Kentucky and assist with a variety of procedures. These positions will start January 2021 and applicants must be able to work through July 2021. Previous horse handling experience is required as is a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance. To apply and be considered, please submit resume with previous detailed horse handling experience to hr@roodandriddle.com.  

         No phone calls please.

This position starts near the end January. 

EQUINE NURSING STAFF ASSISTANT
This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Nursing staff assistants must be available for at least 36 to 48 hours a week (depending on the time of year) and have a flexible schedule. The shifts are from 5:30am to 6pm or 5:30pm to 6am. A minimum of one weekend shift per week is required. During the months of March through May, in addition to the one weekend shift per week, one full weekend a month is required. Nursing assistants will work with a variety of equine patients along with an experienced team of nurses and doctors. Patient care is the main responsibility of this position and will vary depending on the needs of the patients. Starting dates for this position will vary from November 2020 through January 2021. Year-round and seasonal positions are available. A minimum of two years previous horse handling experience is required. Previous experience with Thoroughbred or Standardbreds preferred. No phone calls please. To apply and be considered, please submit resume with previous detailed horse handling experience to hr@roodandriddle.com
          No phone calls please.
This position starts near the end January. 

EQUINE UNDERGRADUATE INTERN

These positions will be seasonal and will start January 2021 and go through July 2021. There will be positions available in nursing and ambulatory, with most of the available positions in the nursing department. Please see the undergraduate opportunities section on our website for more information.

Please Note:

For all positions advertised, Skype interviews are available for eligible out-of-town applicants, however, a working interview may be required for certain positions.

Resumes submitted without including previous hands on horse experience will not be eligible for the interview process for positions that require hands on horse experience.
Please send resumes to: hr@roodandriddle.com 
                 No phone calls please.
Please Note:
For all positions advertised, Skype interviews are available for eligible out-of-town applicants, however, a working interview may be required for certain positions. Resumes submitted without including previous hands on horse experience will not be eligible for the interview process for positions that require hands on horse experience. 
          No phone calls please.

OFFICE

SUGERY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Full-time position, Monday-Friday.  Interested individuals must be customer service oriented.  Professional verbal and written communication skills also a must.  Proficient in standard office machines and systems, computer skills and knowledge of relevant software (Word/Excel).  Basic equine and medical knowledge needed.  Business specific tasks will be trained.  Task priority flexibility a must.
Physical requirements:  Able to sit/stand in one spot for long periods of time.  Vision correctable to 20/30.  Able to hear via phone or earphones.  Able to verbally communicate.  Capable of movement with both hands. 
Please send resumes to: hr@roodandriddle.com 
                 No phone calls please.

PODIATRY

There are currently no job opportunities in this category on file at this time. Please check back later!

VETERINARIANS

Veterinary internship hospital opportunities for 2021-2022
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital (RREH) currently has hospital-based veterinary internship opportunities at our Lexington, Saratoga, and Wellington practices for the 2021-2022 internship year.  We would love to help you start your career!
About us
Rood and Riddle’s veterinary internship program was established in 1986 at our Lexington facility.  The Saratoga Springs and Wellington practices started internship programs in 2013 and 2017 respectively.   The Lexington practice currently offers 9 hospital and 5 ambulatory internship positions.  Saratoga and Wellington offer 3 hospital internship positions at each practice.   We have 4 vacancies for internships including 1 at the Lexington practice, 2 at the Saratoga Springs practice and 1 at the Wellington practice.  
About the internship
Each available internship is a 53 week in-hospital internship with a primary focus on surgery (upper airway, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, urogenital), lameness, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and anesthesia.  At the Lexington and Saratoga practice, interns can obtain more experience in specific areas of interest due to a tailored rotation scheduled from January-May.  The primary goal of each internship is to provide a strong foundation for application to a residency program or entrance into private practice.  The busy caseload and number of clinicians provide diverse mentorship and a unique internship experience not available elsewhere.  After-hours emergency duty is shared between specialists, and interns provide assistant surgeon, anesthesia, and technical support after-hours.  All treatments, including after-hours and holidays, are performed by technicians.  Outgoing interns and incoming interns are staggered to provide overlap and experience as the incoming class gets settled and trained.  
About you
Rood and Riddle is on the cutting edge of technology and is looking for candidates with an enthusiasm to learn and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever changing, challenging, and fun environment.  
Benefits
•    Competitive salary
•    Health and Vision Insurance offered through a preferred provider with company premium share – available on start date 
•    Long Term Disability and Term Life Insurance provided at RREH expense (after 90 days)
•    Dental, Life, Short Term Disability, Cancer and Accident Insurance available at employee expense – available on start date
•    Professional dues/licensing fees
•    CE stipend for a national meeting, including travel, meals, and registration fees
•    1 week vacation, taken during the slower months and scheduled in cooperation with your internmates
Additional Perks
Interns at any RREH facility will have the opportunity to work with various ages and breeds of horses, ranging from well-known sport and race horses to much-loved back yard ponies.  By joining our team of exceptional veterinary specialists and professional staff, RREH interns will have the chance to work on many thought-provoking, diverse, and challenging cases.  In addition to the fascinating caseload, RREH interns will join a long list of successful RREH intern alumni and, make lifelong professional acquaintances as well as friends.  
For additional information, please contact Alanna Mathes at amathes@roodandriddle.com.  To apply, please send curriculum vitae, letter of intent, veterinary school transcripts and three letters of reference to Alanna Mathes at amathes@roodandriddle.com.  
 

 

 

Due to difficulties with immigration services and the inability to guarantee the obtaining of a suitable visa to allow work within the United States, this position can only be offered to citizens of the United States or candidates with pre-existing immigration clearance for the United States at this time.